Join the HCKC on this “never before offered” Wisconsin River Trip
Wisconsin River Trip 2022 with 3 paddling days including1day paddling through the Dells. Optional hiking/touring (see below in pdf link). Sections of this trip were paddled by the Cincy Paddlers in 2018.
Trip Sponsors: Suzy McCain & Mariann Davis (co-organizers of on-water & off-water activities).
Dates: Arrive: Thursday, June 9th, 2022; Depart: Tuesday, June 14 (or choose desired participation).
Trip Level: Level 2/3—Kayak/Touring (Boat length:14’ and above)
Trip Level Guide is shown in the last page of the link; Paddling distances and possible choppy water through the narrows fall into a Level 3 trip. Paddling this area will be determined by the CFS on the Muscoda gage.
Trip Description: Although Wisconsin Dells could seem like a cliche from our childhood, the beauty of the area and its rivers are not diminished by its popularity. We will paddle an estimated 36 miles of this 420 mile river, 7 of those miles through the scenic rock-faced Dells and Narrows. Cliffs, rock shelves, and huge standing rocks dot this scenic corridor. The next paddling day which begins at the lower Dells will eventually reveal Rocky and forested islands, sandy beaches and some narrow channels for exploration. On all paddling days we will enjoy similar sites and scenery with stops on one of the sandy beaches for lunch. On our hiking day, Devil’s Lake offers spectacular hikes away from the crowed tourist areas around the water (see Day 3 below in pdf). Of course, individual options are also possible on this day.
Camping: Rocky Arbor State Park, click: Rocky Arbor SP (6 sites purchased in advance; 3 non-electric). The electric sites can add a tent & the non-electric sites can have multiple tents. (see availability below in PDF) Recommend purchasing a Wisconsin state pass, $38; Daily admission for non residents is $11. More on the Pass: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/admission.
Directions from Indianapolis: Click here: To Rocky Arbor state park from Indy . Travel time: 6 hours.
Trip Itinerary: Use GPS Coordinates (in red) for all navigation and shuttles
Please click on Link for photos and complete information on this trip
Wisconsin River trip 6/9/22 .pdf
**Trip is limited to 12 paddlers due to shuttles and limited camping opportunities but non-electric sites are available at Rocky Arbor. Based on interest, trip limit may be lifted. Contact email@example.com for questions**